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McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

McKnight on Mooney's exit, go forward plans

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We spoke with Bob McKnight Friday about the departure of CEO Andy Mooney, some reasons behind the change and plans for the future.
SES analysis: What went right, and what went wrong during Mooney's tenure

SES analysis: What went right, and what went wrong during Mooney's tenure

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
For two years, SES has been talking to former and current Quik employees and key retailers about Mooney’s strategies, and listened to every conference call since he became CEO. Some themes emerged over time from all those conversations and our reporting.
Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver - Pierre Agnes named CEO

Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver - Pierre Agnes named CEO

March 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
After a tumultuous two years, Andy Mooney exits Quiksilver, and long time Quiksilver executives take over the leadership of the company.
REI records solid 2014

REI records solid 2014

March 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Industry customer REI reported this week that total sales grew 9.9% to $2.2 billion in 2014.
Quiksilver sales veteran departs

Quiksilver sales veteran departs

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver sales veteran Deanna Jackson has left the company, SES has learned.
A look at Nixon's London store

A look at Nixon's London store

March 23, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
A visit to Nixon's London store.
Brad Steward exits Neff

Brad Steward exits Neff

March 18, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Brad Steward, who joined Neff in mid-January as President, has exited the company, SES has confirmed.
Quiksilver works to win back the core market

Quiksilver works to win back the core market

March 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Lots of details about Quiksilver's Q1 results, plus what Andy Mooney had to say about winning back the core market. Also, a breakdown of wholesale, retail, and ecommerce results by region, and results for the Quiksilver, DC, and Roxy brands.
Outdoor Tech makes noise in growing accessories category

Outdoor Tech makes noise in growing accessories category

March 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
After seeing the company’s jam-packed booth at SIA this year, we followed up with CEO and Founder Caro Krissman to find out more about how the brand started and where it is going.
Zumiez's outlines grand vision for Blue Tomato, comments on Q4 results, 2015 store plans

Zumiez's outlines grand vision for Blue Tomato, comments on Q4 results, 2015 store plans

March 12, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
All the details from a newsy Zumiez conference call discussing Q4 and 2014 results, and plans for 2015.
Luxottica outlines plans for Oakley growth

Luxottica outlines plans for Oakley growth

March 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Luxottica executives commented several times on Oakley’s performance and future plans during the company’s annual meeting in Milan this week. SES watched a video replay of the meeting and compiled some interesting information.
Spy details Q4 and 2014 results

Spy details Q4 and 2014 results

March 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Details about how Spy performed in Q4 and for all of 2014.
Stance raises $50 million

Stance raises $50 million

March 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Stance has raised another $50 million as it prepares to launch underwear later this year, according to a story in the Wall Street Journal.
Safilo comments on Smith's 2014 results

Safilo comments on Smith's 2014 results

March 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Smith owner Safilo Group commented on the brand’s 2014 performance today. Smith's role at Safilo has gained in importance of late.
Zumiez records solid February, Blue Tomato shines

Zumiez records solid February, Blue Tomato shines

March 05, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Some say February is a dead month in retail, but not for Zumiez and Blue Tomato.
Quiksilver delays Q1 results due to audit committee investigation

Quiksilver delays Q1 results due to audit committee investigation

March 04, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Quiksilver said Wednesday morning that it is delaying the release of its first quarter results that had been scheduled for Thursday because of an investigation by the board of directors' audit committee.
Longtime Zumiez executive to retire

Longtime Zumiez executive to retire

March 03, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Ford Wright, Zumiez’s longtime Executive Vice President of Stores, is retiring, the company said this week.
Canada's Sport Chek records banner year

Canada's Sport Chek records banner year

February 27, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
While the Canadian market is reportedly tough of late, one large industry customer had a banner fourth quarter and year.
Billabong swings to profit, sees U.S. wholesale improvement

Billabong swings to profit, sees U.S. wholesale improvement

February 25, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Billabong today reported financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, and CEO Neil Fiske pointed to several positive signs in the business. Plus, how Billabong, RVCA and Element performed.
How Spy is growing its snow business, plans for '15

How Spy is growing its snow business, plans for '15

February 24, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An interview with CEO Michael Marckx about Spy's growing goggle business plus 2015 plans for other categories.
Updated: Kering details Volcom and Electric's 2014 results

Updated: Kering details Volcom and Electric's 2014 results

February 17, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
Kering released annual results this morning and shared how the brands performed, which regions and categories grew, and plans for the coming year. Updated with annual revenue in US dollars.
Vans surpasses $2 billion in 2014

Vans surpasses $2 billion in 2014

February 13, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
VF executives provided details about the brand’s performance in Q4 and 2014 around the world, and also shared insights about Reef, The North Face and Timberland.
The new Smith strategy and growth plan

The new Smith strategy and growth plan

February 11, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
An informative talk with Global Design and Marketing Director Eric Carlson about what is driving the major changes at Smith, the brand's impressive growth in 2014, and how the company plans to double sales in five years.
SES notebook: Volcom raises its game globally, tough winter in Europe, Urban growing

SES notebook: Volcom raises its game globally, tough winter in Europe, Urban growing

February 10, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We noticed a few interesting trends in Munich while we were in town for the ISPO show. One thing that really jumped out at the show and also around the city is how Volcom has elevated its game.
The interesting people and brands we saw at ISPO

The interesting people and brands we saw at ISPO

February 06, 2015 Tiffany Montgomery
We have been at the ISPO trade show in Munich the past two days, where the industry has a big presence.